Nvidia’s will-they, won’t-they 500GB version of the Nvidia Shield Console is definitely on according to Nvidia themselves. An NVidia customer care rep has apparently been talking about the console in their GeForce forums, making it hard to deny that it will not be launching to consumers soon.
According to the rep, the console will launch at the same time as the 16GB version, though whether that time will be before the end of May as expected isn’t clear. The console will launch with Netflix, which is something that the Razer Forge Android TV console failed to pull off, and will be available from retailers as well as through the NVidia online store.
Unfortunately there’s still no real avenue to directly purchase an Nvidia Shield product in Australia. NVidia has repeatedly told us they are trying to release their Shield line in Australia, but until we see something concrete on Australian support, it’s still going to have to be an import using shipping forwarders at this stage.